Saturday, October 3, 2009

Caribbean Club with Lime Butter

What is better than than free food to try? Nothing. Literally. Receiving products from Foodbuzz's Tastemaker Program during the office grind 9-5 workday is like hitting a foodie lottery. Just this past week, "Eureka!" I shrieked when I tore open a box to find 2 loaves of Nature's Pride Bread. The moment needed to be recorded, so I did.

As a Foodbuzz Tastemaker, it is a sworn duty, an oath, to take the free product and turn into a creative, delicious dish and share it with the world. I take my task seriously and let my mind find it's center of flavor. It just so happened that my flavor center currently is hanging around the Caribbean. But, why? Maybe it's because two of my old friends just got married and both headed to the islands to honeymoon, or maybe it's because I was doubly fortunate to have the pleasure of indulging in a new salsa line out of Maine called Shipwreck Galley Salsa, or maybe it's because I once was an outstanding Sandwich Artist, or maybe, just maybe it's because of all of these reasons I crafted The Caribbean Club with Nature's Pride Whole Wheat Bread.

2 slices Nature's Pride 100% Whole Wheat Bread
2 slices Swiss Cheese
3 slices Cooked Ham
4 slices Smoked Honey Turkey Breast
1/4 Avocado
2 Teaspoons Peach Salsa (mango salsa could substitute)
1 stick Butter, melted
1/4 cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Grated Lime Zest
Light Cooking Spray

Lime butter: To yield 1/4 lime juice takes about 1 and 1/2 limes. Grate for the zest first, then slice the limes into quarters and juice them. Melt a stick of butter in the microwave half-way; about 20 seconds. Using a fork, whip the lime juice and lime zest until the butter mixture is completely constituted. Add salt and pepper and mix again. (You will have leftover lime butter, but cover it and keep it in the fridge. It goes great on

Caribbean Club: Bring a pan to temperature over medium heat. Lightly spray pan with the light cooking spray. Butter one side of the Nature's Pride Bread with the lime butter and set the slice of bread directly in the center of the pan. Add the 4 slices of turkey on top, followed by the ham, the Swiss cheese, the 1/4 of avocado sliced, and the 2 tsp. of peach salsa. Butter another slice of bread on put it on top; butter side up. Let cook 1-2 minutes and then flip the sandwich to cook on the other side, about 2-3 minutes until browned. Slice it up, and serve-THAT'S IT!

An easy, quick, and delicious taste of the islands in an old familiar sandwich. Tastemaker Mission? Accomplished!


Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

You're so cute in that picture! WISH WISH WISH there was a Tastemaker's program available to Canadian Featured Publishers.... I love the look of this sandwich!

Angie's Recipes said...

There would not any program like this in Germany....sighs....
Anyway, the sandwich does look good.
You look very sweet in the picture!
Angie's Recipes

redkathy said...

I can tell you take your oath to heart 'cause your sandwich looks fabulous! I couldn't imagine who was pounding on my door on a Monday at 8:00am... Fed-ex with bread, yeah!

NMOS said...

Sandwich looks delicious!

Diana Bauman said...

You made this so much fun! That sandwich looks really really good! I love any sandwich with avocado!!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific sandwich! I love the avocado here and of course the lime butter sounds so delicious!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sandwich looks great Rachel! :)

I love that photo of you! Only real food lovers would get that look on their face when opening a box of bread!

Miranda said...

You are so cute!
The sandwich looks awesome.
I recieved the Pride bread too. I will be posting soon!!!

Anonymous said...

yummo...and who couldn't use free food;)

Laurie Vengoechea said...

Love club sandwiches and this one looks so yummy!

doggybloggy said...

I have been transported to the land of lime butter - I am gonna use it on everything now - nice sandwich too! I like that the box is specifically for cracked me up a little.

Chef Shari said...

can't wait to try this sandwich, it looks so yummy!

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